Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1986-04-13
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Subject: Happy Day!
Subject: Jeez you guys, an aborted Terrapin & you're ready to throw in the towel??
There's not ONE mention here of the trippy 1st Set transition from that Lazy Lightnin' jam > Let it Grow ?!? I know some folks think it's a WRS jam into LIG, but listen closely & you'll hear the difference. I realize this wasn't the first time that transistion was done on this tour, but Bobby pulled it off best at this show IMO.
Let's face it, '86 blew chunks in large part but it was the year that I got on the bus so it'll always hold a special place in this deadhead's heart.
This 1st set showed what the band could still do at the time...and speaking as an insulin-dependent diabetic, if you've ever had blood sugar peaking out around 500 you'd know there's no recourse other than urination even if the Lady with the Fan hasn't shown up yet.
Subject: not bad
Subject: preview of So Far
A lot has been made about Jerry walking off after only playing the Lady With A Fan part of Terrapin Station which did seem rather strange at the time. However, this was also during the time when Jerry and company were working on putting the So Far video together which also only featured Lady With A Fan. So far was originally due out before the end of the year but with Jerry's Coma that summer and getting back into the groove of playing that Winter, it was held off till the following year. I still remember Bob's rap in Lovelight talking about how we all needed to push back the night but I guess it didn't work as the next day, we bombed Lybia. I should point out a problem for me with this source is that it has the crowd for about a minute at the beinging of China Cat but then cuts off the very last bit of Lovelight. Rats.
Subject: Jerry walks
Subject: Not Jerry's Finest Moment
Subject: Jerry has left the stage...
Well Jerry Don't Need That, it appeared. He seemed to storm off. Maybe he needed the facilities, we mused. Maybe he needed to adjust his medication, we laughed.
Bobby makes an attempt at lead, like a trouper. Mickey & Billy make a harsher entry into Drums, and all seems well with the boys when they all rejoin the show.
Subject: Jerry bails
Subject: Lady With a Fan
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